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[movies]Month In Review: May 2012 [TEASER]
Watch Out For New Month In Review coming June 6, 2012 at http://monthinreview.tv
Keywords: news&information; month in review; chaz mannenheim; btrtv; breakthru radio; news
[movies]"Skinny Dipper" by Band Antenna - BTR Hear & There [ep4]
Band Antenna performs "Skinny Dipper" at the People's Firehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. /// Band Antenna feature an electric mandolin and keyboards over Moe-Tucker beats, producing a compelling, psychedelic pop sound. Together since 2008, the band hails from Brooklyn. /// Website: http://www.bandantenna.com /// Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BandAntenna
Keywords: music; live; indie; rock; music; brooklyn; band antenna; psychedelic; pop; nyc; new york; ny; btrtv; breakthruradio
Downloads: 2
[movies]What Are You Thankful For? - BTR Pulse [ep101]
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, BTR Pulse takes to the streets to ask people in New York what they are thankful for this year and how they will be celebrating. /// Featured song: “Moth’s Wings” by Passion Pit
Keywords: news&information; thanksgiving; thanks; thankful; turkey; gobble gobble; holiday; btr pulse; btr; btrtv; breakthru radio; lauren hawker
Downloads: 1
[movies]Plume Giant - BTR Live Studio [ep241]
Plume Giant is a chamber folk trio of Yale graduates who use viola, violin, guitar, and their voices -- among a few other instruments to fill things out -- to make a huge, beautiful sound. Beginning in their college town of New Haven, Connecticut, the group recently packed up and moved their acoustic instruments (and presumably some clothes and furniture, etc.) to Brooklyn, where they seem to be settling in just fine...
Keywords: music; btr live studio; breakthru radio; btrtv; plume giant; maia macdonald; live; indie; rock; music; folk; chamber; pop; brooklyn; yale
Downloads: 2
[movies]Modern Rivals - BTR Live Studio [ep177]
Modern Rivals are five friends, some of whom have been playing music together since middle school. The Brooklyn-based quintet blends carefully orchestrated guitars, keyboards, and loops with clean vocals full of "oohs" and "aahs," taking cues from the likes of Local Natives and Animal Collective, to create an atmosphere of warm, lush tones. Currently at work on their first full length album, the band sat down with Maia to talk about growing up together and the benefits of crafting longer records...
Keywords: music; modern rivals; pins and stitches; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; indie; rock; music; nyc; pop
Downloads: 2
[movies]Monogold - BTR Live Studio [ep203]
Monogold is a self-produced three piece hailing from Brooklyn, NY, with a band name inspired by the French artist Yves Klein's practice of tricking his rich clients into giving him their gold to use in paintings, then stealing it for himself. With wide-ranging influences in new wave, indie rock, avant-garde, and folk, their songs' strong rhythmic foundations and unique vocals make for danceable, atmospheric compositions that are catchy and entirely their own...
Keywords: music; monogold; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; music; nyc; new york; indie; rock
Downloads: 4
[movies]"Hey" by Eatliz - BTR Hear & There [ep22]
Israeli rock group Eatliz perform their moody hit "Hey" outside in Union Square, New York, on a sunny spring day. /// Famed for their innovative animated music videos and visually inventive live shows, Tel Aviv's Eatliz have have three internationally recognized albums on Anova Music under their belt. BTR caught up with three of the band's members, fresh off the group's U.S. tour with Consider the Source...
Keywords: music; live; indie; music; rock; eatliz; hey; union square; israeli rock; nyc; new york; ny; btr; breakthru radio; btrtv
[movies]Year In Review: 2012 - BreakThruTV [ep45]
The Year Has Ended!!! Chaz Mannenheim, exhausted from the ever-continuing job of #1 newsman, must put together a stunning ‘Year In Review.’ Buckling under the pressure, Chaz begrudgingly enlists his ex-wife, Vera, to help him talk to the people and go over all of the Top Stories from Politics to Pop Culture in 2012. See them Laugh! See them Fight! See them review the year on YEAR IN REVIEW!!!!! /// Photo Credits: DonkeyHotey, Jason Paris, Bohemianism /// Facebook: http://facebook.com/chazman...
Keywords: news&information; year in review; breakthru radio; breakthrutv; chaz mannenheim; news; current events; politics; comedy; retro; newsreel; btrtv
Downloads: 1
[movies]NASA's Curiosity - BTR Pulse [ep88]
On August 6th, 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Rover landed on Mars after a 352 million mile journey. The 2.5 billion dollar mission will help determine whether Mars has ever been capable of supporting life and will also study the geology and climate by collecting samples of rock, soil and air. Two-thirds of missions destined for the red planet have previously failed, which makes this successful journey that began two years ago even more exciting...
Keywords: news&information; btr pulse; breakthru radio; btrtv; lauren hawker; mars; curiosity rover; nasa; space; exploration; science; technology; research
Downloads: 4
[movies]Lazyeyes - BTR Live Studio [ep200]
Leaving behind the more aggressive group The Twees, Jason Abrishami started Brooklyn indie band Lazyeyes with the intention of creating a more dynamic form of pop music in a positive environment. Coming from the Brooklyn art scene, this group makes major use of delay effects (among others) to turn out a constantly evolving batch of fresh songs. /// Featured Song: “Wait” /// Lazyeyes’ debut, self-titled EP is available now...
Keywords: music; lazyeyes; wait; jason abrishami; delay; brooklyn; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; music; nyc; new york
Downloads: 1
[movies]Citizens! - BTR Live Studio [ep182]
Citizens! is a new band on the French label, Kitsuné, comprised of five guys from London and produced by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos. Embracing pop in all its forms and experimenting with creating a new sound, the result is infectious, with a bit of glam attitude and more than a little funk mixed into their indie pop sound. The band played some songs and sat down with Maia to talk about their video for "True Romance," and their rules for recording...
Keywords: music; citizens; true romance; kitsune; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; dance; pop; synth
Downloads: 2
[movies]"Smoke" by The Howlies - BTR Hear & There [ep7]
The Howlies perform "Smoke" at Heartland Brewery in New York City. /// The Howlies are a four-piece band from Atlanta, Ga. Mixing punk with straight-up rock 'n' roll, their debut LP Trippin' with Howlies (2009) earned them a nod in Spin Magazine. The Howlies' latest EP, Stunned, is available through their bandcamp page /// Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Howlies /// Bandcamp: http://howlies.bandcamp.com/
Keywords: music; howlies; smoke; live; indie; rock; music; btr; hear and there; atlanta; new york; ny; nyc; breakthru radio; btrtv
Downloads: 5
[movies]Zongo Junction - BTR Live Studio [ep141]
Along with the rising Afrobeat scene in NYC, the twelve piece ensemble Zongo Junction has gained notoriety in the city. Afrobeat, which could be described as a politically motivated combination of funk, jazz and Nigerian Yoruba music, is known for complex rhythms and high energy tunes. After extensive tour on the east and west coasts, Zongo Junction has built a reputation on their ability to get a crowd moving...
Keywords: music; zongo junction; afrobeat; live; music; nyc; ensemble; breakthru radio; btr; btrtv; maia macdonald; btr live studio
Downloads: 9
[movies]PROMO // Month In Review: November 2012 - BreakThruTV
BreakThruTV's Month In Review looking back at the big news stories of November premieres on Wednesday, December 5th. Check back here to see it then!
Keywords: news&information; month in review; chaz mannenheim; news; comedy; breakthrutv; btrtv; breakthru radio; retro; newsreel; november; 2012
Downloads: 3
[movies]"Train" by Dru Cutler - BTR Hear & There [ep80]
Dru Cutler's story begins in Tampa, Florida, where he played in a punk band with a narcoleptic drummer before taking his interest in music in a more focused direction, studying Music Composition and working full time as a stage performer at Busch Gardens. Years later, with a wealth of experience in various bands, composing for film and web videos, and continuing to study music, Cutler is hard at work making a name for himself with his own dark, crooning brand of indie rock...
Keywords: music; dru cutler; train; breakthru radio; btrtv; btr hear there; live; indie; rock; music; new york; nyc; branded saloon
Downloads: 3
[movies]"O Jaan Meriya" by Shin of DCS - BTR Hear & There [ep19]
Shin, of legendary British Asian Bhangra act, DCS, performs "O Jaan Meriya" with drummer Ravi Makhija. Watch this intimate performance, filmed before a live show that featured Shin and DJ Rekha, at the 92Y in Tribeca. /// Shin and the Bhangra band DCS have been making the world dance since 1983. The group has won a bevvy of awards, and is credited with influencing a number of subsequent acts. Considered one of the best Bhangra live acts, the band produces songs in Punjabi, Hindi and English...
Keywords: music; live; indie; shin; music; dcs; bhangra; nyc; new york; ny; btr; hear and there; breakthru radio; btrtv
Downloads: 11
[movies]Lost Boy? - BTR Live Studio [ep170]
Lost Boy? began as NY musician Davey Jones issuing forth DIY releases and free downloads with titles and artwork playing on pop culture, featuring songs that explore familiar territory -- invoking the attack of The Fall, the voice and unfiltered honesty of Daniel Johnston, the clever tunefulness of REM, the noise of Dinosaur Jr, and the bashing of early Nirvana. But, these days, Jones is joined by a full band, bringing new life to his lo-fi jams...
Keywords: music; lost boy; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; indie; rock; music; nyc; psych; pop; lo fi
Downloads: 8
[movies]Railbird - BTR Live Studio [ep169]
Railbird is an experimental pop band from Brooklyn, NY. Their new EP, Lucky, will be released on November 27, until then, fans can enjoy the single "Jump Ship," which features ANTI recording artist Sean Rowe and Sarah Barthel of Phantogram. They stopped by BTR Live Studio for a live preview of the new tracks, and to chat with Maia about how their songs evolve. /// Featured song: “Remember” /// Railbird’s “Jump Ship” single is available now...
Keywords: music; railbird; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; indie; rock; music; nyc; new york; pop
Downloads: 9
[movies]New Year's Resolutions - BTR Pulse [ep106]
As we leave behind 2012 and begin 2013, we ask people in New York City about any new year’s resolutions they may be considering and whether they think making resolutions actually helps people to make their desired changes. /// Featured song: “Sleepyhead (Cassette Club Remix)” by Passion Pit
Keywords: news&information; btr pulse; breakthru radio; btrtv; new year; resolutions; opinion; talk; interview; 2013; nye; btr; nyc; new york
Downloads: 1
[movies]"La Ninna Nanna del Maggio" by Andrea Parodi - BTR Hear & There [ep10]
Andrea Parodi performs "La Ninna Nanna del Maggio" with Livia Ranalli at Gitana Rosa Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. With featured artwork by Ted Southern, Amy Helfand, Donna Dennis, Adrian 'Viajero' Roman and Tom Billings. /// Website: http://www.andreaparodi.com
Keywords: music; live; indie; music; andrea parodi; williamsburg; brooklyn; ny; nyc; new york; btr; hear and there; breakthru radio; btrtv
Downloads: 3
[movies]Moira Johnston: Topless in NYC - BTR Pulse [ep80]
POSSIBLY NSFW. According to a 1992 law, women in New York have the right to go topless anywhere a man can, so long as they’re not engaged in commerce. Yet many people still don’t know this is legal twenty years after the ruling. This week, on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker caught up with Moira Johnston, a female rights activist from Philadelphia who has ditched her shirt to raise awareness about a woman's legal right to be topless in NYC...
Keywords: news&information; moira johnston; topless; women; womens rights; advocate; nyc; new york; law; lauren hawker; btrtv; pulse; breakthru radio
Downloads: 119
[movies]Xenia Rubinos - BTR Live Studio [ep215]
The music of Xenia Rubinos is uniquely dependent on beats in a big way; drummer Marco Buccelli contributes much more than just your standard percussion, crafting entire soundscapes from a mish-mash of drums and effects, tirelessly modified and honed into one of the most impressive music-making machines we've had the pleasure of seeing in action. Xenia, herself, is a force to be reckoned with, culling enormous vocal power into dramatic tunes that she propels through her keyboard...
Keywords: music; xenia rubinos; nyc; new york; breakthru radio; btr; btrtv; live; indie; rock; music; btr live studio; maia macdonald
Downloads: 12
[movies]"Bye Bye Girls" by .357 Lover - BTR Hear & There [ep13]
.357 Lover performs "Bye Bye Girls" at the University Glee Club of New York City's private black-tie dinner, in Times Square stalwart, Rosie O'Grady's Saloon. /// Former Polyphonic Spree member Corn Mo fronts .357 Lover, a band we can best describe as Meat Loaf-meets-The Who-meets Queen. Corn Mo (Jon Cunningham), originally hails from Texas. He has toured with Ben Folds and They Might Be Giants, and was featured on TMBG's 2004 live album, Almanac...
Keywords: music; live; indie; rock; music; 357 lover; university glee club; bye bye girls; new york; ny; nyc; breakthru radio; btrtv
Downloads: 12
[movies]"Old Demon Space Ride" by Lek and the Swan - BTR Hear & There [ep12]
Lek and the Swan perform "Old Demon Space Ride" in a Brooklyn brownstone. /// Anat Ben-Zvi started And the Swan as a "bedroom music" side project; she is also the lead singer of By Night With Spear. She teams up with collaborator Greg Lek Padrusch for this session of Hear & There. The duo perform a dreamy, shoegaze track in Anat's Park Slope apartment.
Keywords: music; live; indie; rock; music; breakthru radio; btrtv; new york; ny; nyc; lek and the swan; brooklyn; hear and there
Downloads: 1
[movies]The Tablets - BTR Live Studio [ep227]
The Tablets is the music of Liz Godoy, whose background growing up as a dancer in Mexico and her time in the band The Fearsome Sparrow inspired her to work on music that is solely hers. Speckled with hints of Sixties pop, shoegaze, new wave, and lo-fi indie rock, her music is meticulously arranged (along with co-producer/bandmate Brenden Beu) and can happen live in any form from a duo up to seven musicians, varying from show to show...
Keywords: music; the tablets; btr live studio; breakthru radio; btrtv; maia macdonald; new york; nyc; live; indie; rock; music; brooklyn; electro
Downloads: 2
[movies]Still Corners - BTR Live Studio [ep242]
Still Corners is the duo of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. Hughes -- from Austin, Texas, but residing in London for the past decade -- is constantly developing his production and songwriting through the project. With a minimal setup of drum machine, guitar, and synth, the duo pours tons of emotion into their dreamy, cinematic pop songs. They stopped by the studio to play some tunes from their latest release, and to talk about the unlikely way they got together...
Keywords: music; breakthru radio; btr live studio; btrtv; maia macdonald; still corners; all i know; strange pleasures; new york; nyc; sub pop; live; indie; rock; music
Downloads: 25
[movies]Tashaki Miyaki - BTR Live Studio [ep257]
Los Angeles lo-fi psych trio Tashaki Miyaki don't reveal much about themselves. Named after a mispronunciation of Japanese director Tashaki Miike's name and often operating under aliases themselves, the mysterious vibe seems to be working in their favor. With a drummer/singer leading their laid back pop tunes, the band dropped by our studio to share some music and talk about their upcoming record, all in a special black-and-white episode of BTR Live Studio...
Keywords: music; tashaki miyaki; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; live; indie; rock; music; something is better than nothing; new york; nyc; maia macdonald; los angeles; california; psych; pop
Downloads: 5
[movies]“New Mexico” by The Ghost Of Arthur James - BTR Hear & There [ep61]
With a style somewhat reminiscent of the late, great Townes Van Zandt, The Ghost Of Arthur James makes music that sounds at once haunting and hopeful. Here, he plays the song “New Mexico” at the City Reliquary, a cozy museum space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that exhibits interesting ephemera. /// The Ghost Of Arthur James on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArthursGhost
Keywords: music; the ghost of arthur james; breakthru radio; btrtv; hear and there; btr; country; folk; music; live; guitar; singer; songwriter; city reliquary; museum; nyc; new york; brooklyn; williamsburg
Downloads: 22
[movies]Lightning Love - BTR Live Studio [ep161]
Lightning Love are an indie pop trio from Ypsilanti, Michigan. The band began with Leah Diehl's solo demos of voice and piano, and was later fleshed out to a fuller sound with the help of her brother Aaron on drums and guitarist Ben Collins. Using simple pop structures as a basis for strong, confessional songs with a sweet, self-deprecating tone (sure, call it twee if you must) has worked well for the band, leading to extensive touring and growing national attention...
Keywords: music; lightning love; michigan; btrtv; btr live studio; breakthru radio; i know; blonde album; quite scientific; maia macdonald; live; indie; rock; music; nyc; new york; pop; ypsilanti
Downloads: 3
[movies]Villagers - BTR Live Studio [ep219]
Conor J. O’Brien -- whose Dublin-based band, Villagers, has been nominated for a Mercury Prize, won an Ivor Novello Award, and shared stages with some of the biggest names in music -- delivers an intimate, solo performance of his songs here on BTR Live Studio. In a departure from his previous effort, O'Brien embraces collaboration, instrumental music, and a whole lot of symbolism and poetic storytelling to achieve something that he feels is secular yet spiritual, and which sings the things tha...
Keywords: music; breakthru radio; dublin; btr live studio; villagers; nothing arrived; awayland; maia macdonald; live; indie; rock; music; new york; nyc; btrtv; acoustic; singer; songwriter
Downloads: 21
[movies]Careful - BTR Live Studio [ep160]
Eric Lindley is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer with a tendency towards sparseness and experimentation in his Careful project. An unconventional use of auto-tuned vocals over indie folk sets him apart from most dudes with guitars, and sets a strangely unsettling tone for his masterfully concocted, lovely songs. Featured song: “Carnival” /// Because I Am Always Talking is available now in digital and CD formats, with vinyl coming soon...
Keywords: music; eric lindley; careful; btrtv; btr live studio; breakthru radio; carnival; because i am always talking; maia macdonald; folk; experimental; live; indie; rock; music; nyc; new york
Downloads: 1
[movies]Prince Rama - BTR Live Studio [ep218]
While Prince Rama is a band in the sense that it contains people making music, recording albums, and going on tour, there's a whole world of other activity going on with this Brooklyn-based group. Taraka and Nimai Larson have been experimenting with their music in different forms over the years in vastly different environs: living in ashrams, working for utopian architects, writing manifestos, and delivering lectures from pools of fake blood...
Keywords: music; prince rama; xo; psych; mysticism; breakthru radio; btr; btr live studio; maia macdonald; live; indie; music; new york; nyc; btrtv; rock; world
Downloads: 6
[movies]Hey Anna - BTR Live Studio [ep198]
Hey Anna is a band with a distinct advantage over most: their core members have been playing music together their whole lives. The Rauch-Sasseen sisters (Anna, Erin, and Katie) hail from New Jersey and swap lead vocals and instruments in the band, which is rounded out with drums and lead guitar from two long-time best friends. The result is a mixture of gentle vocal harmonies, solid pop jams, and alt-rock hooks...
Keywords: music; hey anna; blackout; nj; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; music; nyc; new york; brooklyn; indie; folk
Downloads: 3
[movies]"Sixteen" by You Won't - BTR Hear & There [ep76]
Originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, You Won’t mix lo-fi rock and stripped-down folk. Beneath the layers of raw distortion, their songs are strewn with sincere lyrics and endearing twangy-pop melodies. The band -- made up of Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri -- released their debut full-length, Skeptic Goodbye, last year. The duo stopped by the BTRhouse in Austin, TX, during SXSW this year for a very special episode of BTR Hear & There, performing a song written by their friend, My Name Is Gi...
Keywords: music; you wont; 16; my name is gideon; btrtv; breakthru radio; sxsw; austin; texas; btr hear and there; folk; indie; pop; sixteen; rock; music; live
Downloads: 2
[movies]Egypt: Toward Democracy - BreakThruTV [ep55.2]
While concerns over Egypt's future grow, the debate continues over defining the June 30th protests that ousted President Mohamed Morsi. BreakThruTV's Lauren Hawker sat down with Tamara Alrifai, spokeswoman for Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division to discuss how the Egyptian people can work towards a democracy. /// Featured song: "Nothing Is The News" by Damien Jurado /// Additional video courtesy of Human Rights Watch; Mosireen and lorenzkh via Youtube...
Keywords: news&information; human rights watch; egypt; protest; mohamed morsi; middle east; human rights; tamara alrifai; cairo; military; clashes; abuses; lauren hawker; breakthrutv; btrtv; breakthru radio
Downloads: 2
[movies]"Seafoam Sofa" by Shake the Baron - BTR Hear & There [ep21]
Brooklyn indie rock act Shake the Baron invite us into their Bushwick apartment for a live performance of "Seafoam Sofa." /// The members of Shake the Baron not only perform together, they live together. So a bedroom in their Bushwick apartment seemed the perfect place to capture a live performance of their song "Seafoam Sofa," from their self-titled debut, released last October. Shake the Baron are: Andrew Odel (guitar, vocals), Max Currier (here on omnichord, usually on bass), Matt Adison (dru...
Keywords: music; live; indie; rock; music; shake the baron; seafoam sofa; hear and there; brooklyn; nyc; ny; new york; breakthru radio; btrtv; btr
Downloads: 2
[movies]Golden Suits - BTR Live Studio [ep256]
Golden Suits is Fred Nicolaus from the band Department of Eagles. His experience co-writing songs for that group, combined with a strange year which included a rat-infested apartment, a painful breakup, an emotional trip to Germany, and other challenges inspired Nicolaus to write a solo album. With a nod to classic pop and the aid of contributions from members of Grizzly Bear, Ava Luna, and Mason Jar Music, Golden Suits' music combines nostalgia, sentimentality, obscure literary references, and ...
Keywords: music; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; golden suits; fred nicolaus; department of eagles; live; indie; rock; music; swimming in 99; new york; nyc; maia macdonald
Downloads: 5
[movies]Daytona - BTR Live Studio [ep159]
Daytona are a young Brooklyn indie rock trio whose members boast backgrounds in notably boisterous acts Harlem and Wild Yaks. Think of this project as an antidote to the late night parties and wild shredding found in those bands. Through gentle melodies, Daytona produce pop jams that ably alternate between cheery or melancholy from moment to moment. The guys stopped by the studio to share some songs from their EP and to discuss the challenges of picking a band name...
Keywords: music; daytona; btrtv; btr; breakthru radio; indie; rock; music; pop; band; nyc; youre in beijing; btr live studio; maia macdonald; wild yaks; harlem; storm so long
Downloads: 1
[movies]Television in 2013 - BTR Pulse [ep104]
As 2012 comes to a close, we ask people to look back on some of the top television shows of the year and to let us know which of those they’re looking forward to following into 2013. Watch out for POTENTIAL SPOILERS, as we hear from people about HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game Of Thrones, AMC’s Mad Men, and Showtime’s Dexter. /// Featured song: “Espanto” by Rioux (feat. Crux) /// Images from Boardwalk Empire courtesy of Macall B...
Keywords: news&information; television; boardwalk empire; game of thrones; mad men; dexter; hbo; amc; showtime; opinion; people; talk; breakthru radio; btr; btrtv; btr pulse; lauren hawker
Downloads: 38
[movies]Fletcher C. Johnson - BTR Live Studio [ep204]
Fletcher C. Johnson is conveniently the leader of the band, Fletcher C. Johnson. Based in Brooklyn, his group blazes through the distortion-heavy garage rock genre with catchy vocals and big hooks. Currently on their first national tour and coming off SXSW adventures promoting their debut LP on Burger Records, the band is on the West Coast spreading their good vibes through the end of the month. /// Salutations is out now on Burger Records...
Keywords: music; fletcher c. johnson; lost my head; burger records; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; music; nyc; new york; fuzz; garage; indie; rock
Downloads: 2
[movies]"Internet Song" by Birds In Weather - BTR Live Studio [ep252.5]
Birds in Weather is a Brooklyn indie rock trio whose meteorological moniker is more than just an excuse to put birds on their artwork (though that does tend to happen). Comprised of a painter, an opera singer, and an alcohol distiller who were brought together by floods in both Brooklyn and Denmark, BiW craft dynamic, Velvety art-pop songs. Here, we present an additional video from their recent session, featuring a performance of their “Internet Song.” /// Featured song: “Internet Song” ...
Keywords: music; birds in weather; internet song; live studio; btr live studio; breakthru radio; btrtv; live; indie; rock; music; new york; nyc; maia macdonald; hans viets
Downloads: 11
[movies]Baseball's Back - BTR Pulse [ep119]
On Monday, April 1st, thousands of baseball fans flooded Yankee Stadium for a MLB Opening Day game between the arch- rival Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker talks to fans about their teams, the rivalry, and what opening day means to them. /// Featured song: “New York Solo Andata” by Milano /// Official website for Major League Baseball: http://mlb.com /// Facebook: http://facebook.com/mlb /// Twitter: @mlb /// Official website for the New York Yankees: http://y...
Keywords: news&information; baseball; mlb; sports; yankees; red sox; yankee stadium; bronx; boston; opening day; stories; opinion; talking; interview; nyc; new york; lauren hawker; btr pulse; btrtv; breakthru radio
Downloads: 14
[movies]Howth - BTR Live Studio - [ep258]
Previously seen on an episode of Serious Business On BTR (where we all learned how to properly pronounce their name), Howth just couldn't get enough and had to get back in the studio... Okay, the fact is they've got a whole new batch of tunes and want to get the word out about them. Even better, though, these songs are all about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- no joke. Our 80s/90s nostalgia radar went off, too, but the band manages to make better thematic use of the TMNT to cover some serious an...
Keywords: music; howth; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; leonardo; maia macdonald; newkirk; live; indie; rock; music; new york; nyc; teenage mutant ninja turtles; tmnt
[movies]Balthrop, Alabama - BTR Live Studio [ep173]
Brooklyn indie folk-rock art collective Balthrop, Alabama, brings to mind the excitement and warmth of a party with all your family, friends, and neighbors in your childhood living room. Founded by Alabama-born songwriter-siblings Pascal and Lauren Balthrop, the “town” has a population somewhere around 10 at any given time, often including enough members of other notable NYC acts to make it a veritable supergroup, and always including live drawing by artist Michael Arthur...
Keywords: music; balthrop alabama; end up records; we have electricity; artifacts; folk; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; indie; rock; music; nyc; drawing
Downloads: 10
[movies]Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago? - BTR Pulse [ep96]
Ever since Ronald Reagan asked voters to consider, “Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?,” during his 1984 campaign for reelection and they answered by returning him to the White House in a landslide, the question has been a benchmark for voters to consider every presidential election cycle. Given the shaky state of the country when President Obama took office in 2008, we decided to ask people their thoughts about this quadrennial concern as they consider whether to give him anot...
Keywords: news&information; election; economy; barack; obama; mitt; romney; president; work; jobs; people; . nyc; new york; opinion; lauren hawker; btr pulse; breakthru radio; btrtv
Downloads: 6
[movies]Blood Red Shoes - BTR Live Studio [ep226]
Blood Red Shoes is a rock n' roll band from Brighton, England, made up of the duo of Laura-Mary Carter on guitar and Steven Ansell on drums, with both contributing vocals. Big riffs, impossible drumming, and epic pop songs about mortality, alienation, escape, and hope, all bolstered by a fierce live show and a dry sense of humor, have grown the band's reputation over the past few years. Here they play a few songs and chat with Maia about an encounter with the Rolling Stones, among other things...
Keywords: music; blood red shoes; live; indie; rock; music; maia macdonald; btrtv; breakthru radio; btr live studio; new york; nyc; red river; brighton; england
Downloads: 14
[movies]Night Panther - BTR Live Studio [ep185]
Based in Doylestown, PA, and featuring members of past BreakThru Radio favorites White Birds and Drink Up Buttercup, Night Panther has added members and gained notoriety for a handful of tracks in the past year, including a cover of Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks.” Assigning their own style the cheeky faux-genre descriptor “sex pop,” in this unique, stripped-down performance -- taking the band away from synths and simplifying their setup with just our studio piano -- things take a distinct ...
Keywords: music; night panther; queen bitch; doylestown; sex pop; piano; btr live studio; btrtv; breakthru radio; maia macdonald; live; music; nyc; new york; pennsylvania; pa; indie; rock; pop
Downloads: 10
[movies]Team Genius - BTR Live Studio [ep135]
Team Genius, made of a sprawling group of Ohio natives (and 1 Canadian) has become one of New York City's most prolific and fun loving bands. They've amassed several bodies of work, all of which chronicle the ups and downs of twenty-something life in the city. During their exclusive live session we tested their portrait drawing skills and learned everything from track-star secrets to state mascot trivia...
Keywords: music; team genius; indie; rock; btr; btrtv; harmonica; accordion; pop; brooklyn; nyc; ny; new york; live studio; btr live studio; maia macdonald; paper garden records
Downloads: 6
[movies]BTR @ SXSW, Day 2 - BreakThruTV [ep48B]
BreakThru Radio is down in Austin, TX, for South By Southwest 2013. Here, we see a sampling of what our team was checking out in Austin their second day in town, including clips at the Gear Expo and with The Flaming Lips at the Warner Sound by Nikon (at The Belmont). Much more to come in the days and weeks ahead!
Keywords: news&information; gear expo; the flaming lips; yewknee; wayne coyne; sxsw; south by southwest; austin; texas; music; festival; culture; breakthrutv; btrtv; breakthru radio; the liberty; live; maia macdonald
Downloads: 1
[movies]"Home" by Bird Courage - BTR Hear & There [ep78]
Bird Courage appeared on BTR Live Studio back when they were the duo of Sam Saffery and Erik Meier and accustomed to playing primarily in subway stations around Brooklyn. Since then, they’ve been making a name for themselves above ground, building a joyful ruckus with just three musicians -- thanks to the addition of percussionist, Sean McMahon -- and acoustic instruments. It's a testament to their dynamic, highly-accessible songwriting that the music works in almost any situation, and their s...
Keywords: music; bird courage; live; indie; rock; music; breakthru radio; btrtv; new york; nyc; hear & there; mayshower; folk; kickstarter; home; kave espresso bar; kave; brooklyn; btr; ukulele; glockenspiel; bushwick
Downloads: 1
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